I love planners, but I haven't found one that fits my specific needs. I heard about bullet journals around the middle of this year and decided to try it out. Y'all. I love it. I could not be happier with the ease and flexibility of this type of planner. I feel like I'm still tweaking it to fit what I need, but I feel like that's half the fun of having a bullet journal. For now I'll show you my spreads for October, but later I'll get deeper into it and show you how it's evolved over the last few months.
I like to have this kind of layout for the month because it's easier to see what's going on and takes less time to set up than a typical calendar.
On the next page I like to put down my tasks and goals. To be honest, I want to tweak this even better. I want to be more focused on my goals and knocking those out. Maybe I'll work with that this month so that I'm ready when November rolls around.
Ahh, my habits. This page has been the biggest key to getting stuff done for me. I'm a very routine person, so to have the tasks I do every day, every other day, and every week already laid out before the month begins is pure bliss. Here's a break-down of my habits:
Self care. I am so bad at this. Last month I added showering and brushing my teeth, and it's honestly so sad how much this helped. I'd get to noon and realize I had not brushed my teeth all day or showered in the last two (or three...) days. These are all here in October because they still need to become habits.
Soul care. Ugh. I'm also still working on doing this every day. I know how important it is for me to read my Bible and pray, but my to-do list (or YouTube or a nap or...) can get in the way so easy. That's why this is so close to the top. My priority is soul care, because I need to remember each and every day just how much I need Jesus.
Physical care. It's this simple: I want to be energetic enough to keep up with my kids, and I want to breastfeed Abigail. I do not exercise. I do not drink water. Both of these are necessary to reach my goals, so I'm working my way this month into walking every day and drinking a minimum of two turvises of water each day. I'll up the ante next month in the water department so that hopefully by the time she's here I'm drinking 4-5 turvises a day.
Mental care. These aren't necessarily every day. These are things I want to do because I love them and they help me clear my mind. .
Daily cleaning. When these get done, my home feels calmer. I want my home to be a place of rest, not chaos.
Weekly cleaning. I can't always get to this, but Andrew helps out on the weekend with what I don't do, since I'm very pregnant these days.
This is new. I want to be more intentional to love my spouse and my children. Since my habits spread is working so well for me, I decided to try something similar. I'll let you know how I like it.
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How do you get stuff done during the day?
Do you have a favorite type of planner?